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Garter Ridge Baby Cardigan
Lion Brand® Cotton-Ease®
Pattern Number: 70351AD

SKILL LEVEL:  Easy (Level 2)
SIZE:
0-6 months (6-12 months, 12­-18 months, 2-3 years)
Finished Chest 21 (22, 24, 27 1/2) in. (53.5 (56, 61, 70) cm)
Finished Length 9 1/2 (10, 12, 14) in. (24 (25.5, 30.5, 35.5) cm)

CORRECTIONS: None

MATERIALS

830-099 Cotton-Ease® Yarn: Almond

Cream


Quantity needed: 2 Skeins
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Alternative Quantity: 2,3,3

Lion Brand Knitting Needles- Size 8 [5 mm]
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Lion Brand Stitch Holders
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Lion Brand Large-Eye Blunt Needles (Set of 6)
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Additional Materials
3 buttons 3/4 in. (19 mm) diameter
Sewing needle and thread
GAUGE:
17 sts + 25 rows = 4 in. (10 cm) in St st (k on RS, p on WS).

Exact gauges is not imporant to this project.

STITCH EXPLANATION:
Garter Ridge
Rows 1, 3, 5, 7, and 9 (RS): Knit.
Rows 2,4, 6, 8, 10: Purl.
Rows 11-14: Knit.
Repeat Rows 1-14 for Garter Ridge pattern.


INSTRUCTIONS



Cast on 80 (84, 92, 108) sts. Knit 2 rows, inc 10 sts evenly across last row - 90 (94, 102, 118) sts. Beg with Row 1, work in Garter Ridge pattern for 6 rows.

Next Row:

Buttonhole Row (for boys): Knit to last 5 sts, bind off 2 sts, knit to end.

Next Row: P3, cast on 2 sts, p to end.

Buttonhole Row (for girls): K3, bind off 2 sts, knit to end.

Next Row: Purl to last 3 sts, cast on 2 sts, purl to end.
Continue in Garter Ridge pattern, working Buttonhole Row every 6th row twice more. Work until piece measures 5 (5 1/4, 6 1/2, 8) in. (12.5 (13.5, 16.5, 20.5) cm) from beg, end with a WS row.

Divide for Fronts and Back
Work across 24 (25, 27, 31) sts and slip to a holder for Right Front, work across 42 (44, 48, 56) sts and slip to a holder for Back, work across remaining 24 (25, 27, 31) sts for Left Front.

Left Front
Continue in Garter Ridge pattern until piece measures 6 1/4 (6 1/2, 7 1/2, 8 1/2) in. (16 (16.5, 19, 21.5) cm) from beg, end with a WS row.

Shape Neck
Decrease 1 st at the end of every RS row 10 (11, 13, 15) times total - 14 (14, 14, 16) sts. Continue even in pattern until piece measures 9 1/2 (10, 12, 14) in. (24 (25.5, 30.5, 35.5) cm) from beg. Bind off.

Back
Slip sts for Back from st holder back to needle and join yarn. Continue in Garter Ridge pattern as established until piece measures 9 1/2 (10, 12, 14) in. (24 (25.5, 30.5, 35.5) cm) from beg. Bind off.

Right Front
Slip sts for Right Front from st holder back to needle and join yarn. Beg with a WS row, work as for Left Front reversing all shaping.



SLEEVES,
Cast on 23 (25, 27, 27) sts. Knit 2 rows, inc 3 sts evenly spaced across last row - 26 (28, 30, 30) sts. Beg with Row 1, work in Garter Ridge pattern, AT THE SAME TIME, inc at each side every 6th row 5 (6, 8, 10) times - 36 (40, 46, 50) sts. Work even in Garter Ridge pattern until piece measures 5 1/2 (6 1/2, 8, 10) in. (14 (16.5, 20.5, 25.5) cm) from beg. Bind off.



FINISHING
Sew shoulder seams. From RS, pick up and k 53 (57, 65, 72) sts along Right Front edge, 16 (18, 22, 26) sts across Back neck and 53 (57, 65, 72) sts down Left Front edge - 122 (132, 152, 170) sts. Knit 2 rows. Bind off.
Sew Sleeve seams. Set in Sleeves. Sew on buttons. Weave in ends.



ABBREVIATIONS / REFERENCES
beg = begin(s)(ning)
inc = increas(e)(s)(ing)
k = knit
p = purl
St st = Stockinette stitch
st(s) = stitch(es)
WS = wrong side


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